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Edited by Sarah Stanbury

Paperback, 120 pages £12.00
Published: 2001
ISBN: 9781580440332
Format: 254mm x 178mm
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

Pearl resists identification by author, date, occasion, or place of composition; still it is almost unanimously hailed as one of the masterpieces of our literature, so skilled is its author, so eloquent its language. It is a story, according to Sarah Stanbury, "of crossing-over, the stepping out from the ordinary life into a parallel universe where things operate by different natural laws: down the rabbit hole, through the wardrobe or looking glass, across the ocean to be shipwrecked on Prospero's island, or more recently, across a bridge to the island of Willow Springs in Gloria Naylor's haunting novel, Mama Day, where the crossing-over moves into a place of memory and hope, the nostalgic space of home as well as Beulah or Eden, the earthly paradise."

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Sarah Stanbury is Monsignor Murray Professor in the Arts and Humanities at the College of the Holy Cross. Her research interests include Chaucer, medieval dream visions, and medieval romance.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 120 pages
 254mm x 178mm

BIC Code:
  LIT011000, POE000000
 Medieval Institute Publications


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